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[Commlist] Vacancy: Senior Lecturer in Health and Science Communication

Mon Mar 23 15:23:10 GMT 2020

*Senior Lecturer in Health and Science Communication (Fixed-term)*

*Salary: *from £41,526 - £49,553 per annum with further progression opportunities to £54,131

*Research allowance: *Up to £30,000 across three years.

*Closing date: *Sunday, May 10, 2020 - midnight

*Please quote reference: *RDS38

This intends to build on BU’s existing work within strategic communication to strengthen its emerging focus on health and science communication as an interdisciplinary area. The post holder will spend 90% of his/her time on conducting research and knowledge exchange activities in order to explore effective methods for evidence-based communication of public health across local, national and international contexts.

The post-holder will work alongside our existing experts in the field of media and communication, public health, data science and social psychology, to enhance our capacity to deliver impact and engage with industry partners and other collaborators.

This initiative primarily brings together the:

  * Department of Communication & Journalism (where the post holder will
    be based)
  * Department of Medical Sciences and Public Health
The post, by necessity, requires a combination of disciplinary knowledge and expertise, which may include — but is not limited to — strategic communication, science communication, media psychology, health statistics, data visualisation, as well as an understanding or empathy for interpersonal communication in the healthcare sector.

Research interest and expertise in health and science mis/disinformation linked with epidemics/ pandemic (such as coronavirus / COVID-19) is particularly welcome.

*BU Academic Targeted Research Scheme:*

*Job description:*

*Both academic application form AND research scheme application form must be completed:*


We are looking for applicants who have the potential to develop into independent academic leaders and deliver high quality research with impact. You must have significant postdoctoral expertise in the targeted research area, normally a relevant doctorate, a track record of high quality research, and be aspiring to apply for externally funded fellowships or other major grant awards. Your research interest should align with the targeted research area: *Health and Science Communication.*

To support you in your role and accelerate your career, you will be assigned a dedicated mentor with world-class expertise and significant research management experience. Extensive training opportunities including a bespoke personal development plan and peer support from a cross-disciplinary cohort of academic researchers will be available. In addition, you will be provided with generous start-up costs and support for mobility to work with external partners, including outside the UK and academia.

The BU support offered will be fixed-term for three years at Grade 8 (NSS BU scales) plus reasonable costs that reflect the needs of the post. *The Academic Application form must be completed together with the Scheme Application form*, which will allow reasonable costs up to a maximum of £30k for a three year period. /Any academic application forms received without the scheme application form will be rejected. /

*This opportunity is initially offered for a Fixed-Term period of three years.*

*For an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact: *Einar Thorsen (ethorsen /at/, quoting ref no: RDS38**

Please note that interview timelines may be affected by COVID-19 restrictions, and we will review these in light of situation as it develops.

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